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Verge Science is here to bring you the most up-to-date space news and analysis, whether it’s about the latest findings from NASA or comprehensive coverage of the next SpaceX rocket launch to the International Space Station. We’ll take you inside the discoveries of new exoplanets, space weather, space policy, and the booming commercial space industry.

Virgin Galactic spaceplane reaches space with first passenger on board

Resurrected Firefly Aerospace will take over a launch site at busy Florida spaceport

SpaceX launched a trio of spacecraft, including a lander bound for the Moon

Japanese startup plans to test an experimental battery on the Moon

Japanese spacecraft successfully touches down on an asteroid, grabbing a sample of dust

Neptune’s newly discovered moon may be the survivor of an ancient collision

Trump signs new directive calling on Space Force to be part of the Air Force

Israeli spacecraft poised to become first privately funded lander on the Moon

Newly signed funding bill gives NASA’s budget a significant boost

Watch a satellite spear space debris with a harpoon

NASA wants to jump-start development of landers to take humans to the Moon

Photos from NASA’s lost Opportunity

NASA is saying goodbye to its Opportunity rover on Mars after eight months of radio silence

SpaceX’s Air Force certification faces scrutiny from Pentagon auditor

Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly is running for the US Senate in Arizona

The company that promised a one-way ticket to Mars is bankrupt

New pictures from NASA’s New Horizons show a pancaked peanut

With shiny new badges, Virgin Galactic pilots join elite group of commercial astronauts

Europe’s Mars rover will be named after chemist Rosalind Franklin

How a new satellite constellation could allow us to track planes all over the globe

After making history, NASA’s tiny deep-space satellites go silent

Chinese satellite captures stunning backside image of the Moon with Earth

Tiny meteorites are everywhere — here’s how to find them

SpaceX test fires the massive new engine for its next big rocket

What time is the Super Bowl throughout the Solar System?

Better interior design might keep astronauts healthier and happier in deep space

Alphabet’s Loon sets its sights on the satellite industry

Watch SpaceX get very close to catching its rocket’s nose cone during a test

NASA is back to work, but the effects of the government shutdown linger

The Pentagon compiled research into invisibility cloaking, wormholes, and warp drive

Virgin Galactic lays off 40 employees ahead of transition to New Mexico spaceport

SpaceX achieves testing milestone under the shadow of a government shutdown